Ruminations on Pixie Dust

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Briar Lee

Lifer
Sep 4, 2021
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Humansville Missouri
High end luxury items are sprinkled with pixie dust, which gives them that high dollar glow.

I own three Belgian Browning round knob, long tang, pre salt Superposed shotguns that are pixie dust sprinkled and I’ve also owned bench made Heerman Oak leather saddles so pixie dust riddled they’d almost make me sneeze.

What do you think the magic ingredients of pixie dust are that give luxurious products their added value?

I think, it’s all in the touch of the master’s hand.

Lee 5 pointed inlaid star Five Star
Loewe Select
James Upshall B grade

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OzPiper

Lifer
Nov 30, 2020
5,822
30,993
71
Sydney, Australia
Just having the chutzpah to ask for those prices.

Is a Jess Chonowitsch worth 5 times more than his father, Emil's pieces ?
Is a Bo Nordh or Sixten Ivarsson worth those exalted prices ?

This topic has been done to death.

You are just looking for validation to make that big buck purchase
JUST DO IT 😆
 
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OzPiper

Lifer
Nov 30, 2020
5,822
30,993
71
Sydney, Australia
Just having the chutzpah to ask for those prices.

Is a Jess Chonowitsch worth 5 times more than his father, Emil's pieces ?
Is a Bo Nordh or Sixten Ivarsson worth those exalted prices ?

This topic has been done to death. Ad inifinitum

We know you are looking for validation to make that big buck purchase

JUST DO IT 😆
 

anotherbob

Lifer
Mar 30, 2019
15,781
29,593
45
In the semi-rural NorthEastern USA
High end luxury items are sprinkled with pixie dust, which gives them that high dollar glow.

I own three Belgian Browning round knob, long tang, pre salt Superposed shotguns that are pixie dust sprinkled and I’ve also owned bench made Heerman Oak leather saddles so pixie dust riddled they’d almost make me sneeze.

What do you think the magic ingredients of pixie dust are that give luxurious products their added value?

I think, it’s all in the touch of the master’s hand.

Lee 5 pointed inlaid star Five Star
Loewe Select
James Upshall B grade

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a mix of time and rarity
 
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Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.

Having said that … the top pipe is carved without a sense of proportions. I would not buy it.


The way this photo is taken - the light / shadow is most unflattering to the bottom one. However, compensating for the bad photography this is still the most beautiful.
 
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